National Park Service – Senior Pass $ increase

Those of you age 62 and over, the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands lifetime senior pass will increase from $10 to $80 on August 27, 2017. Now is a great time to get your pass. Anytime and any amount is always beneficial to our beautiful parks and land.  For more information…

https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/senior-pass-changes.htm?utm_source=socialmedia&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=senior_pass

https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm#CP_JUMP_5088578

National Park Service Centennial

Last week was National Park Week.  Did you #FindYourPark?  If so, which one?  Also, it is the National Park Service (NPS) 100th Anniversary this year.  Check out https://www.nps.gov/subjects/centennial/index.htm for a variety of centennial activities in your area.

http://findyourpark.com/ is not the most user-friendly site but a decent list of parks can be found at the nps.gov site.  Bam!  For WA, the list is located at https://www.nps.gov/state/wa/index.htm ~ so which one will you choose for Spring 2016?

There is a variety of parks and forest within each state…here are some examples for Washington State:

  • City Park – Bellevue Downtown Park
  • County Park  – Ravensdale Park
  • State Park – Deception Pass State Park
  • National Forest – Mt.Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • National Park – Olympic National Park
  • and recreation areas, lakes, trials, open spaces, and more…

 

National Park Week

It’s National Park Week and what better way to celebrate is to offer free admission this weekend (April 19-20th) to the 401 of America’s National Parks.  There are special events planned as well through April 27th.

http://www.nationalparkweek.org/

http://www.nps.gov/index.htm

 

133 of our country’s 401 national parks usually charge an entrance fee. If you’re planning a trip that includes multiple national parks, you might consider the $80 annual pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and other Federal lands (more than 2,000 in all).

Mount Rainier National Park, taken September 2006

Mount Rainier National Park, taken September 2006